The Bush administration, while workers were still digging through the rubble at ground zero, waited nine days to say anything about the failed Shoe Bomber attack. And when they finally responded, it went like this:
“The White House has been monitoring the situation since early on today,” McClellan said, according to a Washington Post article published on December 23. The lead statement came from Swift, who lauded the “heroic acts” of “the flight attendants and passengers who helped subdue the suspect.”
Little changed in the days ahead. The Washington Post, citing administration sources, also reported on Sunday December 23 that Bush would seek an increase in domestic security funds as the centerpiece of his 2003 budget request. On Monday December 24, CNN reported that Bush called members of the U.S. military stationed overseas to pass along holiday wishes. He was joined at Camp David that day by “the extended Bush clan… including the President’s parents, the former President and the First Lady.”
Compare that with the Obama administration. “Human and systemic failure,” the president said today.
Oh, and by the way the Bushies didn’t say a damn thing about the Beltway Snipers either.
And one more thing, Pat Buchanan, the Shoe Bomber is currently rotting in an American prison after being prosecuted in an American courtroom.
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